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Dr. Michael Nelson was selected as the College Winner for the Doctoral Mentoring Award and was a finalist for the University Doctoral Mentoring Award. He will be recognized at the 2012 Faculty Awards Dinner and also receive $500.

Dr. Tamer Nadeem was selected for an Office of Research FP3 (Faculty Proposal Preparation Program) Award.

ODU CS Department Assistant Professor Tamer Nadeem recently got a grant from the ODU Office of Research's Multidisciplinary Seed Fund. It provides $60,500 to the project “Investigating the Feasibility of Exploiting Bluetooth Technology in Locating Vehicles at Intersections”.

Shuiwang Ji leads a team of researchers that have won grants totaling almost $600,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore new, comprehensive way to map the intricate workings of the mammalian brain.

Profs. Zubair, Maly, and Mukkamala won for the forth time the IBM Faculty Research Excellence Award.

Prof. Grosch won ODU's 21st Annual Research Award in recognition of a distinguished research career.

Prof. Wahab organized the NSF-Sponsored Workshop on Promoting Collaborative Research in Computers and Communications between US and Middle Eastern Researchers, Cairo, Egypt, January 2005

Profs. Maly and Zubair were part of the team that developed the new ANSI/NISO Z39.18 standard that became an official standard in 2005

Prof. Bollen is on the JCDL06 (premier conference in digital libraries) program committee

Profs. Maly, Zubair and Nelson gave presentations on automated metadata extraction, to the NASA STI Technology Infusion Team, Langley, May 2005

Prof. Olariu delivered a keynote address titled Information Assurance in Wireless Sensor Networks, at NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Timisoara, Romania, March 22, 2005.

Prof. Maly was an invited speaker at the NSF-Sponsored Workshop on Promoting Collaborative Research in Computers and Communications between US and Middle Eastern Researchers, Cairo, Egypt, January 2005

Prof. Nelson is the program co-chair of the 2006 ACM/IEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries.

Prof. Bollen had a conference, DNI/OSI, organized for the sole topic of his research.

Prof. Nelson has been named to the editorial boards of the International Journal of Digital Libraries (IJDL) and the ACM Journal of Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC).

Prof. Olariu delivered a keynote address titled At what price security? At Momm’2005, Kuala-Lumpur. Malaysia, September 13, 2005.

Ravi Mukkamala runs a mentoring program at the Larchmont Elementary school. As part of this program, chosen classes are helped with reading via story telling activities, questions and answers. This has been in place for the last two years.

Alex Pothen, Kurt Maly, Muhammed Zubair, and Chris Osgood (Biology) were awarded a multidisciplinary seed grant for $95,000 from the Office of Research at ODU for their work on a prototype of the Human Virus Interactome Resource.

Prof. Olariu was an invited by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia to act as Judge at the IPTA Research and Development Exposition, September 30, 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Alex Pothen co-chaired the Second International Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC05) at CERFACS, Toulouse, France, June 21--23, 2005. He will chair the Third SIAM Workshop on CSC (CSC07) to be held at Palm Springs CA in Feb 2007.

Alex Pothen was the editor in charge of a special volume on combinatorial scientific computing of the Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA), which was published in Dec 2005. He wrote the preface and a 12 page article dedicating the volume to Professor Alan George, former Provost and Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Waterloo, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Prof. Olariu organized and run (jointly with D. S. L. Wei, K. Naik, Y.-B. Lin, L.-C. Wang and R. Ramjee) a special issue of IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, that has appeared in June 2005. IEEE J-SAC is one of the most prestigious journals in networking with an acceptance rate of about 10%.

Janet Brunelle, Jay Morris, and Dennis Ray are participating in a 4-year NSF grant to investigate the retention of CS majors, in particular females and minorities. The principal investigator is Dr. Don Davis of ODU; collaborative with Norfolk State University.

Prof. Overstreet was Co-editor for the special issue on education and simulation in the journal "SIMULATION: Transactions for the Society for Modeling and Simulation International"

Prof. Nelson served on the program committees of the 2005 ACM Workshop on Web Information Data Management (WIDM) and the 3rd Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshop (HDL).

Prof. Nelson is the PI on NSF/Library of Congress Digital Archiving and Long-Term Preservation (DIGARCH) research grant (Prof. Bollen Co-PI).

Prof. Nelson is the PI on an exploratory grant with the NASA Langley Research Center.

Prof. Olariu organized and run (jointly with I. Stojmenovic and D. Simplot) a special issue of IEEE Transactions of Parallel and Distributed Systems. The acceptance rate at IEEE TPDS is around 14%

Prof. Bollen was an invited lecturer for the OAI4, CNI05, SURF/JISC conferences

Prof. Olariu delivered a tutorial titled Wireless Sensor Networks and Applications, at HICSS-39, January 2005. The tutorial was attended by 85 people and was voted the Best Tutorial.

Prof. Overstreet is on the program committee: Operational Research Society (UK) Simulation Study Group, Two Day Workshop, March 2006.

Assefaw Gebremedhin gave an invited talk on his NSF-funded joint work with Alex Pothen on graph coloring algorithms for computing derivatives, at the SIAM Conference on Optimization in Stockholm, Sweden, in May 2005.

Alex Pothen presented a paper at the First International Workshop on Distributed Data mining in the Life Sciences (LifeDDM) at Konstanz, Germany, in Sep 2005. A 12 page paper describing this work, joint with Professor Osgood of Biology and Emad Ramadan, PhD student, was published in Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics.

Assefaw Gebremedhin and Alex Pothen published a 76 page paper on graph coloring models and algorithms for computing derivatives in the SIAM Review, the journal with the highest impact factor among all the highly regarded SIAM journals. Every member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics receives this journal.

Prof. Olariu organized and ran the Minitrack on Wireless Sensor Networks at HICSS-39, Hawaii, January 2005.

Prof. Overstreet gave an invited presentation at the Medienzeitreise workshop in Berlin, 20 July 2005.

Prof. Olariu served as Program Chair (jointly with S. Giordano and G. Anastasi), at IEEE Persens’2005.

Mahantesh Halappanavar won an ODU University Fellowship worth $20,000 for the year 2005--2006 for completing his PhD work.

Prof. Olariu received the Best Paper Award at MoMM’2005 for the paper titled Asynchronous training in sensor networks (with Q. Xu, R. Ishak, and S. Salleh)

Prof. Olariu’s paper titled Upper Bounds to the Clique Width of Graphs, (joint work with B. Courcelle) was placed in the top 1% of the papers in the field, according to Essential Science Indicators.